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talking. support from around the country for a news anchor criticized for her weight. jennifer livingston is the morning anchor at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. she spent her career reporting the news now she is may go it. a man criticized her weight she read the e-mail on air then responded. >> surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example. to the perp who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see. you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch the show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. i am much more than a a number on a scale. >> she ended her commentary with a message to kids telling them not to let the cruel words of one person overshadow the shouts of many. >> amazing. >> that's why beyond the headlines is so important this weekend. >> it is not right. >>> encouraging kids to get exercise. >> the event today that has lots of children finding different ways to get to school. >>> coming up, fighting the
anchor criticized for her weight. jennifer livingston is the moing anchor at wkbt in laosse wisconsin. she spent her career reporting the news now she is may go it. a man criticized her weight she read the e-mail on air then responded. >> surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example. to the perp who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see. you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch the show. so you know nothing about me but whwhat you see on the outside. i am much more than a number on a scale. >> s end her commenry wi a mesge to kid telli em not to lethecruel words ofne pern overshaw theshouts of many. >> amazing. >> that's why beyond the headlines is so important this weekend. >> it is not right. >>> encouraging kids to get exercise. >> the event today that has lots of children finding different ways to get to school. >>> coming up, fighting the common cold. and at 5, new book detailing what president obama would have done
children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. >> this clip of jennifer livingston's response has now gone viral. livingston was on "cbs this morning" and she says she has battled with her weight since having three girls. she says the email calling on her to lose weight was her fault. >> that email was well written. it was articulate. but make no mistake about it, it was meant to hurt my feelings. it was meant to shame me into losing weight. and in my opinion, that's a bully. >> livingston says she is very surprised by the reaction her on air editorial sparkeds across the country. as for the man who wrote the email, he stands by his comments. >> he sent another email and said, listen, i'll help you lose the weight. whatever you need. >> he is getting e-mails, too. >> well, fan or not, people can't stop talking about the oakland as. you just saw roberta there. >> the big sweep needed to clinch the division title is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, coming up tonight at five: e pressure to be thin -- we st >>> it's time for this week's best buys, eat fresh, stay
. >> jennifer livingston of our cbs affiliate wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin, went on air tuesday with this message to your viewers. >> i want to take a moment to address a situation that has become a talking point especially on facebook that centers around me. on friday i received the following e-mail from a lacrosse man with a subject line "community responsibility." it reads as follows. hi, jennifer. it's unusual that i see your morning show but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. now, those of us in the media, we get a healthy dose of critiques from our viewers throughout the year, and we realize that it comes from having a job in the public eye,
weight and appearance on tv. >> her name is jennifer livingston. and she took to the airwaves with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking today. >> you don't know me. and i am much more than a number on a scale. do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. >> livingston also points out that october is national anti- bullying month. >> and we have been asking you this morning what do you think about the anchor's response to that viewer's critical email. let's go to twitter. and on facebook - susan wro: excellent message! hat's ofo jennifer! you can share your thoughts on facebook twitter or e-mail us at mors at cbs 5 dot com. >> you can share your thoughts, too, at facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. we were talking about the story this morning. >> of course we get lots of comments on you guys. very well aware of that. the things we say or mistakenly say and boy we're held accountable that's for sure. >>> around the bay area today we have sunsh
you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see? >> jennifer livingston has been anchoring the morning news in lacrosse for more than a dozen years now. she sees more than a unhappy viewer, who told her she was not a suitable example for people. livingston sees a bully in the e-mail writer. she told them that parents who complain about the fat lady on the news, are encouraging their own kids to go to school or online and call people names. the clip of her calling out the e-mail person is sparking bullying conversations all across local schools. you can hear from livingston tomorrow on "today," beginning at 7:00. >>> the life of the rich and famous? how about the rich and young. tonight, we meet internet entrepreneurs making it big in the silicon valley and enjoying the spoils that come with their high-tech success. >> how do they do it? >> reporter: even tickets to your favorite sports team. raking in millions in your 20s. this is the life of three guys who went from high school friends and menlo school in atherton, to the bleacher report. it's
criticizing her weight and appearance on tv. >> her name is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves in wisconsin with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that you're cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> well, livingston goes on to talk about the issue of bullying as well so we would like to know, what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? did she go too far? should she have kept it between herself and the emailer? give us your comments on facebook, twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> if there are parents saying look at that news anchor, she is overweight, kids may go to school and say things to other kids. it's break the cycle. >> this gal has been on the air in lacrosse, wisconsin, for
than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works for a television station in wisconsin. she turned that letter into a bullying cry. >> here's one viewer's response -- >>> 7:20. a christian legal group defense group is now challenging came's new law that bans therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbian teenagers straight. the conservative pacific justice institute has asked a federal judge in sacramento to rule that the law is unconstitutional. the governor signed the law on saturday. >>> california's central coast is being invaded by bugs. >> it can be really hard to find -- they can be really hard to find because they are really small. >> scientists say the bugs are taking a big bite out of broccoli, cabbage kale and -- cabbage and kale. they say the bugs look like lady bugs but can easily destroy -- destroy a crop. >>> tmz posted this video on its website between nikki minage. she's heard cursing autocarie. auditions were -- cursing mariah carey. >>> and color wie kardashian and mario lopez will be the new "x" factor -- and khloe kardashian and mario lopez
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
is jennifer livingston and she took to the airwaves with an editorial response that has a lot of people talking. >> you don't know me. and i am much more than a number on a scale. do not let yourself worth be defined by bullies. learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many. and here is where i want... >> livingston points out that october is national anti- bullying month. so we have been asking what do you think about the anchor's response to the viewer's critical email? you can share your thoughts on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. her response was a few minutes long. but she also said that the concern is if you have parents at home criticizing somebody who is overweight on tv, then that translate to the kid, the kids go to school and start criticizing too and it's a vicious cycle of bullying so she wants it to stop but that viewer who sent in that email is still not backing down >> no. they came become with another email i believe. so good for her for taking a stance. hopefully shedding some light on bullying, as
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